Is Trump the WTO’s biggest threat?

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption US President has continued his scepticism of the World Trade Organization since gaining office Is the World Trade Organization about to be derailed by Donald Trump? Ministers from its 164 member nations will meet in Buenos Aires this weekend as the guardian of global commerce seeks to oil the wheels [...]

Bitcoin’s rollercoaster ride after hitting $17,000

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bitcoin’s value has been volatile in recent weeks Bitcoin continued its rollercoaster ride on Friday, briefly crossing the $17,000 (£12,615) mark before plunging more than $2,500. The digital currency breached new highs before falling below $14,500, down 14% on the day according to Coindesk.com. Bitcoin had soared about 70% this [...]

Brexit: Business calls for more clarity over deal

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker announce progress in Brexit talks in Brussels on Friday More clarity on the Brexit transition is needed to stop companies proceeding with contingency plans despite the progress announced on Friday, the CBI has warned. Paul Drechsler, president of the business lobby group, said companies [...]

Bitcoin surges above $13,000 to new high

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption At the start of the year Bitcoin was valued at $1,000 Bitcoin has surged above $13,000 (£9,710; €11,020) to a new record high despite warnings the digital currency’s rapid rise could be a dangerous bubble. The coin has seen its value double in the last month in a volatile [...]

‘Being a mum held me back at work’

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Image copyright Laura Davies Image caption Laura Davies now does freelance online marketing Laura Davies spent six years working for the same retailer without being promoted despite her responsibilities increasing significantly in this time. When Ms Davies asked her manager why she hadn’t progressed, she was told “I wasn’t really the management type”. The 27-year-old [...]

Provident Financial’s Moneybarn car loan unit faces FCA probe

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Image copyright Getty Images Shares in the troubled sub-prime lender Provident Financial have fallen by up to 18%, after the firm revealed that its car finance division is being investigated by the regulator. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to examine the way that Moneybarn assesses car-buyers for loans. Provident Financial’s credit card division – [...]